MassPaths

Massachusetts Bikepath
Snow Plowing Reports

Bikepaths are an integral part of the bicycle transportation network, and these reports are provided to encourage their use by bicyclists who might otherwise not venture out in the snow, and to encourage their proper maintenance (which includes snow plowing) by the responsible agencies. Here is why there are two different names on the reports.
Jamaicaway path
After a storm, the well-plowed Jamaicaway path becomes a winter wonderland after over a foot of snow. (Jessica Mink, 03/08/2013)

Jamaicaway Bikepath
The Olmsted Park bike path was built 110 years ago as a bridle trail. Parallelling the Jamaicaway for a mile, the city of Boston kept it clear of the nearly three feet of snow which fell in January 2005. (Doug Mink, 2/2/2005)

Olmsted Park Paths
The Town of Brookline plowed its Olmsted Park pedestrian path a week after it stopped snowing, The parallel bikepath was plowed a couple of days earlier. (Doug Mink, 2/2/2005)

cyclist in snow

For more information about bicycling in the winter check out

For safer riding on ice, try studded snow tires which are now available at most local bike shops.

If you cannot get your local path plowed, do it yourself!


Bikepath evaluator Jessica Mink dressed for a snowing commute